Further east along the abandoned Hemaruka-Loverna line is the hamlet of Sedalia. Clearly a community with sticking power, Sedalia boasts an active post office /convenience store, and Co-op store (although both were closed when we arrived); as well as a hall, a church, and a handful of residents. Next stop: New Brigden.
According to Place Names of Alberta, Sedalia derives its name from a community in Missouri, the former home of some of the early residents. The original town site, referred to as “Old Sedalia”, was located two miles east of the current hamlet. However, in 1925, Sedalia moved to its current location, alongside the now-abandoned C.N.R. line. #Alberta #Canada #Missouri #mybadlands #history #FABTrip15 @gregfarries A photo posted by Jonathan Koch (@forgotten_alberta) on
The still functioning Post Office in the town of Sedalia. @4gotten_alberta #fabtrip15 pic.twitter.com/jzmQaPuGEI
— Greg Farries (@gregfarries) August 2, 2015
The first business established in (New) Sedalia is still going strong – Sedalia Consumers Co-op. #Alberta #Canada #farmers #cooperative #history #FABTrip15 #mybadlands @gregfarries A photo posted by Jonathan Koch (@forgotten_alberta) on
- (Naco) Wind, willows, and prairie wool, 1867-1967. A centennial progect [sic]
- Post Offices and Postmasters digital archive – Library and Archives Canada
- Alberta Geographical Place Names Database Search
4 Replies to “#FABTrip15: We stop at Sedalia”
We were able to stop in the Sedalia COOP two weekends back – was such a time warp! Very neat to see it in use and to be fully stocked with goods! Quite impressive for a small town!
Awesome! I definitely have to make an effort to get there when it’s open.
We went to the Sedalia store with the challenge of finding two items that we were sure would not be on the shelf. We chose a milk shake maker and a GPS. He had both! It is a great place to visit and stock up.
Hi Bruce – great story! I will definitely try to stop in there next time I’m in the area.